lighter fluid

  1. a combustible fluid used in cigarette, cigar, and pipe lighters.

Origin of lighter fluid

First recorded in 1950–55

Words Nearby lighter fluid Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use lighter fluid in a sentence

  • Here, as in the experiment of the hydrogen and air passing through the porous cup, the lighter fluid moves faster.

    Physics | Willis Eugene Tower
  • The mercury is therefore not as sensitive to rapid changes of pressure in the cuff as a lighter fluid would be.

    Arteriosclerosis and Hypertension: | Louis Marshall Warfield